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E3 2012 – Interview: Dishonored

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E3 2012 – Interview: Dishonored

While at E3 2012, the Pg! Crew got a behind the scenes look at some upcoming Bethesda titles. There was one game in particular that seem to be a surprise hit: Dishonored. Featuring a mix of Bioshock-esque gameplay and a Steampunk aesthetic, it looks right up our alley.

Check out our interview with Arkane Studos for some insights into the upcoming title.

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E3 2012: Bethesda Releases New Information on TES: Online, Other Upcoming Titles

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E3 2012: Bethesda Releases New Information on TES: Online, Other Upcoming Titles

Bethesda has been having a very good year.  It was no surprise that some more announcements would come on the heels of their presence at the E3 conference.  Although most trailers and upcoming titles have been revealed for quite some time, we’ve got you covered on what to expect from Bethesda in the next year.

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Bethesda Announces “Dishonored” Release Date

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Bethesda Announces “Dishonored” Release Date

Bethesda Softworks’s upcoming title Dishonored will be available in  North America on October 9 and Europe on October 12, 2012, as announced today.

Dishonored tells the story of Corvo, the titular dishonored former bodyguard turned infamous assassin. An open-world title set in a coastal city dominated by fantastic steampunk technology, Dishonored will be available for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Games For Windows.

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Dishonored Trailer

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Dishonored Trailer

Bethesda Softworks have revealed the source of that teaser image on their twitter – the trailer for their upcoming game Dishonored.

Players take on the role of an otherworldly assassin driven to avenge the death of the Empress under your charge. Framed for the Empress’ death, you seek out the real killers. But bringing them to justice won’t be easy: the city itself is controlled by a corrupt government who have strange technological devices, and threatened by a deadly plague.

This wont be just any “kill targets and win” game. Dishonored features a flexible combat system mixing ordinary weapons, cool gadgets, and supernatural powers given to you by dark forces. The player can launch stealthy night attacks or turn the city into a battleground with vengeful, open assaults during the day. The choices you make will determine the outcome of each mission.

No release date has been announced yet, but feast your eyes on the trailer below.

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to Feature Kinect Support Soon

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Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to Feature Kinect Support Soon

Kinect users  will finally be able to utilize the voice command function of the Xbox 360 peripheral in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in a coming title update this month. Whether you want to switch from your bow to your double axe on the fly or asking Lydia to continue her sworn oath to carry your burdens these functions and more will all be things you can simply do by saying a word or a short phrase. Perhaps you have been saying the dragon shouts all along to feel even more like a (insert your favorite race name here) Dragonborn. Well, your practice with the ancient dragon tongue will not have been in vain as you can use any shout by simply saying the words.

This update will be free and comes out ahead of another game addon, featuring new quests/locations/features/other goodies, exclusive to the Xbox 360 that Bethesda Game Studios is working on. You may feast your eyeballs on the actual video below via IGN.

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She’s Got Game Weekly Wrap Up: February 3 – 9

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She’s Got Game Weekly Wrap Up: February 3 – 9

Welcome to another installment of She’s Got Game’s Weekly Wrap Up!  Now that 2012 really is in full swing, gamers are preparing for all the best that the new year can offer.  This week Diablo III releases 100,000 additional beta keys, Soul Calibur V‘s marketing ploy is pretty transparent, Skyrim releases a creation kit and a Portal 2 reference, LadySnip3r blogs about the “either/or” categories that women who game are put into, and we take a look at how RPGs speak to women characters.

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Bethesda Softworks Regains Rights to Fallout MMO

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Bethesda Softworks Regains Rights to Fallout MMO

The rights to a potential Fallout MMO have landed back home at Bethesda Softworks, concluding a battle between Interplay and Bethesday since April 2009 when Interplay missed a two-year deadline to acquire funding and begin development.

Interplay pointed fingers at Masthead Studios, claiming that they already sublicensed the title for development, and that said development was underway. Bethesda, not entertained by any of this, sued both companies.

Interplay gave up the license for a paltry settlement of 2 million dollars; how is that for business savvy? Masthead refuted the claim that they had anything to do with this mess, and agreed never to develop anything related to Fallout.

On a partly related note: the legal team that brought this victory is the same one suing Mojang, the creators of Minecraft, over their new title Scrolls. Apparently, Bethesda/ZeniMax believe they own the rights to use the word “scrolls” in a fantasy setting. Mojang has won out against a temporary injunction; we will follow up as that story progresses.

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Upcoming Skyrim Patch to Fix PS3 Lag

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Upcoming Skyrim Patch to Fix PS3 Lag

Saying an entry in Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls series usually has some bugs is a huge understatement.  Most fans of the series are very tolerant of the glitches that come with the game, most of them enjoying their results and posting them on the web.

But today Bethesda promised relief from some of the worst bugs for console players of their latest game, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

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Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition

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Bethesda Announces The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Collector’s Edition

Is exploring the embattled landscapes of Skyrim not going to be enough for you?  Will you need your very own Anduin god statue sitting next to you while battling him on-screen?  Fortunately for us, Bethesda Softworks has announced today the release of a collector’s edition for the highly anticipated The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. 

The limited collector’s edition will be available for pre-order for Xbox360, Playstation, and Microsoft Windows for $149.99 (US), €149.99 (Europe), £129.99 (UK), and A$199.99 (Australia).

What can you expect in this highly limited collector’s edition (besides your own Anduin statue)?  Read the official press release below.

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Take a Tour of Bethesda Studios, Wish You Worked There

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Take a Tour of Bethesda Studios, Wish You Worked There

Why is it that programming and video game companies constantly seem to be the kind of places you’ve always dreamed of working at?  While I certainly don’t regret my personal career choice, hanging out at Bethesda Studios all day doesn’t sound like a bad secondary choice either.  Come look at how some of the luckiest men and women in the world do their work every day, guided by the ever upbeat Game Director, Todd Howard.

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